BUD COLLYER: Welcome back to “To Tell the Truth”! As you’ll recall, our panelists – Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean and Kitty Carlisle – cast their ballots before the commercial, so now it’s time to turn to our team of contestants and ask: “Will the real Roman slave please stand up?”
CUT TO CONTESTANTS: Three men, all wearing togas.
The three look at one another. Then NUMBER 2 stands up.
NUMBER 2: I am Spartacus!
Then NUMBER 1 stands.
NUMBER 1: I am Spartacus!
Then NUMBER 3 stands.
NUMBER 3: I am Spartacus!
CUT TO A LONG SHOT OF THE PANEL.
After a pause, KITTY stands.
KITTY: I am Spartacus!
A moment later, TOM gets up.
TOM: I am Spartacus!
Then PEGGY stands.
PEGGY: I am Spartacus!
ORSON, still seated, looks around at the other panelists.
Then he shrugs and gets up.
ORSON: What the hell – I guess I am Spartacus, too!
CUT TO BUD as he holds his head in his hands.
BUD: Oh shit….